Shop Talk: D&D Cycles

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Shop Talk: D&D Cycles

The second installment of Shop talk is here, this time we decided to catch up with D&D Cycles in Barnham.

Who works at D&D Cycles?
Dan & Dave

Who’s your old timer?
Dan (by 25 days) but we like to think its Jacko our handyman who built D&D Cycles

How long have you been running for?
Since March 24th 2012

What are your main brands?
Orbea, Ridgeback, Nukeproof, Saracen, E-Thirteen, TLD, MET, Unit clothing and Monster energy (we are a bit different here at D&D)

What’s your biggest seller?
Troy Lee Xc gloves

What would you like to be your biggest seller?
Whatever gives us the most dollar so we can spend it on more shiny bits!

26, 27.5, or 29″….good thing or bad thing?
29″ for XC, 26″ for DH/Enduro. Should only have one wheel size for racing.

What’s the oldest/most random bit of stock you’ve got?
Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter from…we are not even sure as we have only been open a year!

Who makes the best cup of tea?
Dave as he is the only one who drinks it.

Who always rocks up late and hung-over?
Normally both – from the same night out!

Have you got a race team?
We have a race team for 2013 called D&D Racing consisting of Callum Cussen, Chris cockrill and Reece lintott.

What question do you get asked most often?
Do you cut keys? Do you do dry cleaning?…the list could go on, it used to be a joinery!

Do you have a shop dog?
No but could do with a trail dog.

Percentage of nice customers to nightmare ones?
More like percentage of nice customers to weird ones…would probably say 80/20

And who’s the best person to ask for if you’ve got a set of blown forks?
Dan or Dave depending who hasn’t got a face full of food!

On that note, any funny stories you can share with us?
Dave was sent out to go get lunch and he ended up coming back with a 3 course meal…

What’s the best custom bike build you’ve done recently?
Pivot Firebird
Or Orbea Rallon 50

Any good tunes wafting over the shop airwaves?
A right mixture of metal, trance and DnB whatever floats our boat at the time!

What’s your favourite workshop tool?
Blow Torch…who doesn’t like fire?

Staff toilet…Buckingham Palace or Trainspotting?
Wouldn’t even go there as we are 22…I’m sure you can guess!

Best place to go riding locally?
Local XC routes are the South Downs. Downhill is normally the likes of Steyning, Rogate, Hindhead. For some nice trail riding normally we take a trip to the Surrey hills.

And finally, why should someone shop at your shop?
Our goal is to offer the best service possible with smiles on our faces! We enjoy and love what we do which we think has a big impact on our work. We offer a friendly service and a quick turnaround to get you riding ASAP. We have been in the industry for 6 years now and started off D&D Cycles as a way to give 100% of our knowledge and skill to cyclists in our local area!

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